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Bicycle Clearance Laws

Posted on: Friday, June 28th, 2019

Many states have laws requiring motorists to keep a safe distance when passing bicycles on the road. Where these laws exist, the distance is usually three feet. Some places require more. There’s no doubt that keeping a reasonable distance is necessary for safety. The question is how much these bicycle clearance laws help. Inadequate clearance is a […]

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Colorado Adds Opt-In Rolling Stop Cycling Law

Posted on: Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Rolling Stop Law The “Idaho stop” or rolling stop law for cyclists has been pervasively spreading across the United States over the past year. However, while this is great news for cyclists, it doesn’t leave a lot of room for local governments with perhaps different cycling laws to have a voice. This is just what […]

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State of Illinois To Allow Motorists to Pass Cyclists

Posted on: Thursday, March 1st, 2018

According to the Chicago Tribune, bike laws will be changing in the state of Illinois just in time for the new year. House Bill 1784 goes into effect on January 1, 2018 and will allow a motorist to “overtake and pass to the left of a bicycle proceeding in the same direction on a portion of […]

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Where Do E-Bike Fall in Bicycling Law?

Posted on: Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Just when you think bicycling law is making great strides, there comes another complication that confuses things not only in the eyes of the law but that of the public. This latest complication is the advent of e-bikes. In almost every way, an e-bike is the same as a regular bicycle. It simply has an […]

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How Philadelphia’s Vision Zero Plan Intends to Help Cyclists

Posted on: Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The city of Brotherly Love has had a problem for quite some time – traffic-related accidents. The city suffers over 100 traffic-related fatalities a year, and for quite awhile now, no one has been doing anything about it. However, its new Vision Zero action plan intends to completely eliminate traffic fatalities by 2030. While this […]

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